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2013 was a great year in music with both new and veteran artists putting out some quality stuff. Of course, music is subjective; and so are lists. No two music lovers' Top 10 is going to be the same, but it's fun to share nonetheless.

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The Velvet Underground only sold 30,000 copies of its first album during its initial release. Brian Eno once said that all 30,000 of the people who bought that original pressing started a band. That quote is often misapplied to Velvet Underground's primary songwriter Lou Reed. But Reed has proven the misapplication correct, influencing many an artist during his post-VU career.

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Leaving Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom long behind, David Bowie has released "The Next Day," his first studio album in a decade.

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VVM properties the SF Weekly and the Seattle Weekly have been sold.

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Sunday, 23 December 2012 15:50

Best of 2012: Top 15 albums that turned 40

Ever wonder if popular music is better today than it was, say, 40 years ago? Frankly, it isn't. Even with Gangnam style, it's hard to imagine this year producing so many recordings as important as the best of 1972.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011 23:00

A restored and prescient 'Man Who Fell to Earth'

With a restored 20 minutes, director Nicolas Roeg's 1976 science fiction film The Man Who Fell to Earth celebrates its rerelease after 35 years. The predicament that sends Thomas Jerome Newton to Earth feels quite prophetic now—Newton's planet suffers from drought and he seeks water. The iconic David Bowie plays Newton with a mixture of grace, intelligence and vulnerability.

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The Newport Folk Festival announces stunning lineup. Highlights include: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the Decemberists, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…